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New York, NY - City Overdose Deaths Decline

Published on: March 1, 2010 03:52 PM
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New York, NY - The New York City Health Department says unintentional drug overdose deaths declined sharply in 2008.

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It says they fell that year to the lowest level seen in the city since 1999.

Marijuana is the city’s most commonly used illicit drug. But the most severe health consequences result from cocaine and opioids, including heroin and pain relievers.

The department said Monday that community-based initiatives to distribute naloxone (nuh-LAHKS’-ohn) may get some of the credit. That’s an antidote that can quickly neutralize the effects of opiates.

The report shows the deaths fell from 874 in 2006 to 666 in 2008. That’s a 27 percent decline.

Drug overdose still remains the third leading cause of premature death among New Yorkers ages 25 to 34.


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 Mar 01, 2010 at 05:12 PM Ben Says:

MR. VIN sorry to let you know, that you don't know what you are talking about but deaths from overdoses is "very" high in the Jewish community.

The only reason people don't know about it is because its being shoved under the rug.

And actually there even was one such death yesterday on Purim where a teenager died from this. So please wake up, its serious the Matsav!!!

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 Mar 01, 2010 at 05:19 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Ben Says:

MR. VIN sorry to let you know, that you don't know what you are talking about but deaths from overdoses is "very" high in the Jewish community.

The only reason people don't know about it is because its being shoved under the rug.

And actually there even was one such death yesterday on Purim where a teenager died from this. So please wake up, its serious the Matsav!!!

A 15 year old

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 Mar 01, 2010 at 05:35 PM Anonymous Says:

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Ben Says:

MR. VIN sorry to let you know, that you don't know what you are talking about but deaths from overdoses is "very" high in the Jewish community.

The only reason people don't know about it is because its being shoved under the rug.

And actually there even was one such death yesterday on Purim where a teenager died from this. So please wake up, its serious the Matsav!!!

You sound like nuchem rosenberg!!! Don't tell something untill you are 100% sure on what you are saying

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 Mar 01, 2010 at 05:50 PM Paskunyak Says:

All the Jewish newspapers and periodicals hide the fact that the drug problem has become an epidemic in our Community. The Jewish Press is the only Jewish/English publication that discusses the matter. But for this very reason, parents are afraid to let their shielded children know of problems usually until it's too late!

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 Mar 01, 2010 at 06:07 PM anonymous Says:

The only reason the child died was because he was prescription medication and drunk alchohol which he was not supposed to and the 2 interacted badly together causing death. Get you facts straight.

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 Mar 01, 2010 at 06:19 PM allsgood Says:

The boy in the case #2 is talking about was 14 and a very good boy. When alchohol interacts with certain medication the results are fatal as was the case over here. So don't compare this tragic accident with serious drug users.

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 Mar 01, 2010 at 06:54 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Ben Says:

MR. VIN sorry to let you know, that you don't know what you are talking about but deaths from overdoses is "very" high in the Jewish community.

The only reason people don't know about it is because its being shoved under the rug.

And actually there even was one such death yesterday on Purim where a teenager died from this. So please wake up, its serious the Matsav!!!

There was no alcohol involved here please don't fabricate anything just to cover the cover the real problem in our community. Lots of depressed teenagers that need help right now.

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 Mar 01, 2010 at 07:06 PM Anonymous Says:

i will not argue the point of whether or not the numbers are high in the jewish community, because i do not have any info on that. i would just like to point out that while the numbers may be high or very high in the jewish comunity, when you take into account the entire city, the percentage drops greatly because the jewish community only makes up one part of the city.

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 Mar 01, 2010 at 07:42 PM Anonymous Says:

one jewish OD is one too many..nebach

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 Mar 01, 2010 at 07:59 PM Truth Says:

Reply to #4  
Paskunyak Says:

All the Jewish newspapers and periodicals hide the fact that the drug problem has become an epidemic in our Community. The Jewish Press is the only Jewish/English publication that discusses the matter. But for this very reason, parents are afraid to let their shielded children know of problems usually until it's too late!

The truth is that it's not just an epidemic in our community, it's an epidemic by the goyim too. The government gives out press releases like this to fool the citizens that they are doing their job. If you read the article carefully, it says that deaths have decreased; probably due to the fact Narcan is more available. But, what really the article should be is -"Gov. losing war on drugs. More and more people are getting addicted to drugs." Well how do I know? Because right now I'm working in a drug clinic. And it's mostly white goyim addicts.

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 Mar 01, 2010 at 08:47 PM ikey Says:

we druggies r getting smarter we no how to shoot r rselves up correctly.

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 Mar 02, 2010 at 08:20 AM Huh? Says:

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allsgood Says:

The boy in the case #2 is talking about was 14 and a very good boy. When alchohol interacts with certain medication the results are fatal as was the case over here. So don't compare this tragic accident with serious drug users.

Why in the WORLD would a 14 year old be drinking? And, as far as his medication and interactions, he and his parents should be 100% aware of this risk, so he knows not to take any chances, on Purim or any other time. But I repeat my question -- WHY is a kid drinking?

I take medication that interacts badly with alcohol. So I don't drink.

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 Mar 02, 2010 at 02:01 PM Me Says:

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Huh? Says:

Why in the WORLD would a 14 year old be drinking? And, as far as his medication and interactions, he and his parents should be 100% aware of this risk, so he knows not to take any chances, on Purim or any other time. But I repeat my question -- WHY is a kid drinking?

I take medication that interacts badly with alcohol. So I don't drink.

Hay, Stop judging ok. How old are you and how old was the 14 year old?

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 Mar 02, 2010 at 02:55 PM Huh? Says:

If I'm older than 14, one might guess that I was, at one time, a 14 year old. And no, I didn't get drunk. I certainly wouldn't have done so if I was on meds with which alcohol is contraindicated. We have to stop letting our kids think it's okay to drink on Purim. It is not.

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